On MidlandDirt: Should the Permian Basin Panic Over Drop in Jobs?

Will the shrinking Midland-Odessa job market mean panic for real estate professionals?

Will the shrinking Midland-Odessa job market mean panic for real estate professionals?

The shrinking job market in Midland-Odessa has some people in panic mode, with rumors of multifamily developments poised for certain collapse should renters renege on their leases and abandon their apartments. Should we worry about Midland Real Estate?

Not so fast, says this story by WFAA. Sure, part of the oil and gas industry’s workforce is slipping, but oil-and-gas-related lawsuits could bring an entirely different tenant to town. Home builders are still building, but at a gradual pace, that’s for sure. The big question remains, though: Will there be a burst bubble in the near future?

Read what economist Jim Gaines at the Real Estate Center at Texas A&M University thinks on the blog.